The Lab599 story gets a plot twist with the announcement of a new distributor for its products, Desert Wireless:
Desert-wireless.com runs an online store for ham radio equipment and accessories. Almost all of us are active ham radio operators passionate about our hobby. We do export to any country where shipping is possible to. We look forward serving you with the most modern and advanced radios available today!
Rumors are that the Lab599 TX-500 transceiver will be in-stock and available for purchase there in the coming weeks.
Ham Radio Outlet continues to be the only US distributor for Lab599 products though the TX-500 is currently out of stock at HRO and future availability remains sketchy so long as the war in Ukraine continues.
Lab599 is based in Russia.